Articles by Alan Wheatley



China Battling Stunted Service Sector

  • 28 January 08
  • Reuters
When Chinese policy makers talk about rebalancing the economy toward consumption from exports and investment, they have people like Liu Yong in mind.

China Abandons Yuan's Dollar Peg

  • 22 July 05
  • Reuters
Following months of international pressure, the central bank allows China's currency to float.

China's Exports Raise Tension

  • 14 June 05
  • Reuters
From metals to machinery, China is increasingly relying on exports to find an outlet for excess production pouring out of factories built during a two-year investment frenzy that authorities are now laboring to tame.

Dollar Binds Asian Economies to U.S.

  • 29 June 04
  • Reuters
Dismissed as a distant dream even by its ardent advocates, Asian monetary union is in fact already up and running -- and helps explain the dollar's resilience in the face of bulging external deficits.

Bangladesh Fears End of Quota

  • 05 February 04
  • Reuters
Mostafa Quddus employs 9,000 people making garments. He fears that before long he will have to fire six of every 10 of them.

Beijing Gears Up for Finance Reform

  • 13 January 04
  • Reuters
China's injection of $45 billion into two big banks is like buying a health club membership in a New Year's resolution to get fit.

China Takes Seat at Top of Policy Table

  • 23 September 03
  • Reuters
Last weekend's G-7 meeting will reverberate through currency markets, but if it earns a place in the financial history books it will be for another reason: China's arrival at the top table of economic policy-making.

Qatar Questionable as WTO Meeting Venue

  • 16 October 01
  • Reuters
The choice of Qatar as the venue for crucial world trade talks next month is in the balance because of security concerns raised by the U.S.-led war against terrorism, trade ministers and officials said Sunday.

Wealthy Countries See Bright Future

Asia's Domestic Debt Could Stifle Growth

G-7 Nations Split on U.S. Boom

German Unification Teaches Economic Lessons

Tory Conference Ponders Reasons for Defeat

Queen Gives Diana an Emotional Tribute

Diana's Death May Doom Camilla-Charles Romance

Russia, Britain Clash on Bosnia Raid

Labour Announces Radical Budget Plan

Clarke Joins With Tory Rival, Provokes Blast From Thatcher

Clinton, Blair Talk of Warm Ties

With Nothing to Lose, Major Enlivened Campaign

British Parties Turn Nasty In Last Week Before Polls

Major Pledges Low Taxes, Hand Up

Blair Calls For Early Elections

British Public Braces For U.S.-Style Battle

London Set to Ban Nearly All Weapons

Tories Vow Fight, But Rifts Continue

Labour Rides Wave, but Strains Show

Mandela Criticizes British Colonialism

Mitchell Named to Head Irish Talks

Tories Seek Election Salvation in 'Beef War'